The current release of Stu’s Quiz Boxes is v184.108.40.206 – released on Tuesday 13 October 2009. It is available as a single complete download installer file called QuizBoxesSetup.exe and is 19.2MB in size. Click one of the download buttons below and when prompted, save this QuizBoxesSetup.exe file onto your Desktop or into a Downloads folder and then run it. If you wish to install it to your C: drive, you should be logged on as an Administrator or equivalent. But this version can be installed to a USB stick or any path you have write access to, even if you are not an Administrator of the PC.
Q: Is Stu’s Quiz Boxes really totally free?
A: Yes. And No. The software is free. There are no ads or nasties associated with it at all. BUT: If you use Stu’s Quiz Boxes and you create a good quiz file, I want you to share your quiz with the world.
Q: Are there any tricks to installing Stu’s Quiz Boxes?
A: With v3.3 and later, there are NO Windows support files (DLLs etc) that need to be installed or registered. Only if you wish to install Stu’s Quiz Boxes into a protected folder in Windows like Program Files will you need to be logged onto your Windows PC as an administrator or equivalent. Other than that, just download jeopardysetup.exe, run it and select the folder you’d like to install it into. A shortcut will appear on the Desktop when installation is complete. You can even install it to a USB stick and run it from there, making it totally portable.
Q: Can you run Stu’s Quiz Boxes from a Fileserver, on multiple PCs?
A: Yes you can! When you run QuizBoxesSetup.exe, select the server folder path (the share) you’d like to install to. Then on each computer, run the SetupShortcut.exe that you’ll find in the QuizBoxesfolder to place a shortcut on the Desktop. You do NOT need to be logged on as an administrator to run SetupShortcut.exe. Multiple PCs can run the same or different Quiz Boxes games at the same time in this configuration. You can even edit multiple quiz files at the same time.
Q: In a server-based installation, can you make it so certain users cannot modify question files?
A: Yes. As long as your server allows for different groups with different security levels, you can give all users Read-only access to the whole QuizBoxes folder structure, and give a QuizBoxesEditors (for example) group write/modify access to the QuizBoxes\quizzes and QuizBoxes\skins folders.